ABC’s Dancing with the Stars returns to network television this fall, and ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Ariana Madix was revealed on Good Morning America and via Instagram as the first competitor for Season 32. Madix and DWTS judge Derek Hough appeared in the video announcement; the rest of the cast will not be named until the fall.
The news comes more than four months after Madix split from her boyfriend Tom Sandoval, when she discovered he was having an affair with Vanderpump Rules co-star Raquel Leviss. In addition to DWTS, Madix will star in the upcoming Lifetime movie, Buying Back My Daughter, said to be “inspired by actual events of mothers who fight back when their teenage daughters go missing and are sex trafficked online.” Ariana will star along with Meagan Good who serves as the EP of the movie.
This season of DWTS will air live on ABC, and also concurrently stream on Disney+, which was the series exclusive home last season.
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